Problems:  PMS Smoothie {Recipe}
perusing the web for whole food juice recipes to make with my Vitamix, I
decided to google PMS smoothie recipes, and one from the show, The Doctors
popped up.  It’s funny because the same
day, I read an article on the New York Daily News about spinach and other iron-rich
foods aiding in the reduction of PMS symptoms.
Already, my
husband and I make green smoothies that contain spinach and/or kale.  I didn’t know they helped with PMS
issues.   After reading this, I wonder if
my husband will stop drinking the smoothies just because they help with PMS.  He’s funny like that! .:SMH:.
We’ve been
making spinach/kale laden smoothies since we got our Vitamix, and my PMS
symptoms do not seem any better.  I’m not
sure how much this works. But, hey, at least it tastes good!
For the
smoothies my husband and I make, we include the following:
½ cup Fresh Spinach
½ cup Kale
1 Banana
2 teaspoons
of Flaxseed oil
½ cup fresh
6-8 fresh
1 small
piece of ginger
½ cup fresh
diced pineapple
Next, time,
since I do have a huge jar of blackstrap molasses, I am going to try adding
it.  Sometimes, if I want protein, I add plain 0% Total
Fage Greek Yogurt.  I only do that after
my husband takes out his portion because he doesn’t like yogurt.
Anyway, here
is the recipe posted on The Doctors website. 
They claim their PMS Smoothie is high in nutrients and minerals, such as
magnesium, calcium and vitamin C, proven to reduce PMS symptoms.
• 1 cup low-fat yogurt
• 8 oz. orange juice
• 1 cup fresh strawberries
• 1 banana
• 1 tablespoon molasses (or to taste) 
FYI: The Nature’s Plus Liquid Prenatal Vitamins that I purchased from Vitacost taste AMAZING in this! 
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Kim is a 30 something Brooklyn, NY native, currently enjoying Long Island suburban life with her husband and two daughters. She not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also shares her love for the things that she finds beautiful: her love of family, travel, cars, and makeup and skincare on Beauty and the Bump NYC. In addition to that, she is a writer for A Girl's Guide to Cars. Now, if that wasn’t enough, she also took on the role of class parent for her daughter's 3rd-grade class. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she gets it all done with style, grace, and of course, beauty.